The following is a list of awards we expect to offer at the 2018 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair.
Awards listed below will be available at the 2018 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair (FVRSF). Judges follow the criteria as set out below. Awards will be announced and presented at the FVRSF. If there are co-presenters of a single project, cash prizes will be shared.
Awarded to an innovative project involving the health sciences, and open to any student in Grade 4-12.
2 cash prizes to be awarded to two projects which best illustrate the club's motto, "To Know Nature and to Keep it Worth Knowing."
3 cash prizes to be awarded to projects that show the best use of data analysis.
To be awarded to a project that demonstrates originality, innovation and understanding of the scientific method.
To be awarded to any innovative project dealing with agriculture.
To be awarded to outstanding projects showing interest, innovations, or technology used for agriculture.
To be awarded to project designed by a student in Grade 4-12.
To be awarded to any project from Grades 4-12 that is either purely mathematical or makes use of math.
To be awarded to the top project related to any field of engineering or applied science. This includes, but is not limited to, studies in the areas of structural engineering, environmental engineering, electrical and engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical or biological engineering.
To be awarded to a student in Grade 9-12 for a project that fosters environmental stewardship, greener living, energy efficiency, watershed issues, etc.
Awarded to an elementary and middle school student for an innovative study in any category.
To be awarded to an elementary class participating in the FVRSF. One visit and school program for class of 30 and one free adult with every 5 students. (cost of transportation not included). Trip must be taken before the end of the current school year.
UFV’s Board of Governors is offering $2,000 towards tuition in the first semester (Fall) and $2,000 towards tuition in the second semester (Winter), subject to successful completion of the first semester, for a top senior student (Grades 11 or 12). In the case of a two person project, the tuition waiver will be shared.
To be awarded to a project on any topic applicable to the study of biology.
To be awarded to an outstanding presentation in any area of the sciences.
Awards listed below are available at each Regional Science Fair in British Columbia. Judges follow the criteria as set out below. Awards will be announced and presented at the Regional Science Fair. If there are co-presenters of a single project, cash prizes will be shared.
To be awarded at each British Columbia Regional Science Fair to the best project demonstrating the principles of occupational hygiene. The student(s) must have consulted with people in the community or region about the content of their project. The student(s) must show creativity, innovation and enthusiasm in the display of the project.
To be awarded to outstanding engineering projects. Projects eligible for this award include those in the field of chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial and mechanical engineering as well as systems design.
To be awarded to an outstanding project that shows the practical application of scientific principles to agriculture. Students from Grades 5 to 12 are eligible for the award.
To be awarded to the student(s) whose project demonstrates creativity and innovation in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or astronomy. The award encourages the participation of women, First Nations, and others traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields.
To be awarded to an outstanding project that demonstrates the creative use of advanced science and technology to enhance vegetable plant productivity and quality. Projects eligible for this award include those in the area of biological pest control, irrigation, nutrition, growing media, climate control and mechanics. Available to Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver and South Fraser Regional Science Fairs only.
To be awarded to a student(s) in Grades 4 to 12 who creates a project which creatively demonstrates electrical conservation and its environmental, social and economical impacts.
To be awarded at each British Columbia Regional Science Fair to the best natural history project done by a student(s) in Grades 6-8 (junior) and Grades 9 to 12 (senior). This includes studies of any aspect of natural history, conservation of natural habitats and/or natural species. An outdoor, nature monitoring or conservation project is strongly encouraged.
To be awarded to a student from grades 7 or 8 for an experimental project in any category that has clearly presented an hypothesis and independent, controlled variables.
To be awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 student(s) who has developed a science and technology innovation with the potential to benefit British Columbia. The winner(s) must be selected for CWSF 2018 and to receive the award, he/she must enrol at a British Columbia post-secondary institution in one of the following programs immediately following grade 12 graduation: Science | Technology | Engineering | Mathematics | Digital Arts+Media+Design | Business Entrepreneurship. All required forms and documentation must be submitted within the deadines stated, no exceptions.
To be awarded to a female student or a partnership that has at least one female on their team and who presents and communicates an ingenious solution to an engineering or applied science problem/project by applying their knowledge of science and math. If one year there is not a female student participating in the Regional Science Fair, the award will be deferred to the next year.
To be awarded to two projects dealing with a topic of genomic interest. Students in all grades are eligible for this award.
To be awarded to a student or students in Grades 6 to 12 who has done an outstanding physics-related project.
To be given to a young woman, preferably in Grades 8 to 10, whose project shows the greatest curiosity, ingenuity, and innovation in design. The award is intended to encourage the student's interest in science. A student may not receive this award more than once.
To be eligible for these awards, projects must be nominated. Each Regional Science Fair Judging Committee will select and nominate deserving projects from those entries submitted to the fair.
To be awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 student who has developed a science and technology project focused on areas of strategic importance such as human health, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, bioenergy, mining, and the environment.
To be awarded to an outstanding junior or intermediate project related to land, aquatic or marine environment reclamation and/or rehabilitation.
The recipients of the awards listed below will be selected from the British Columbia students' projects that participate at the CWSF. The winners will be announced following the CWSF. All students attending the CWSF are automatically eligible. Nominations are not required.
To be awarded to the British Columbia student(s) who achieves the highest standing at the Canada-Wide Science Fair with a project of a biological nature.
To be awarded to an outstanding project in each age category that shows the practical application of scientific principles to identifying and addressing a transportation-related issue.
To be awarded to a project that demonstrates informed curiosity, exploration, and discovery as well as the practical potential for real world application and entrepreneurship.
To be awarded to a BC student in Grade 10 or 11 who achieves the highest standing in their age category at the Canada-Wide Science Fair with a project of a computing science nature.
To be awarded to a BC student in Grade 10 or 11 who achieves the highest standing in their age category at the Canada-Wide Science Fair with an engineering-related project.
To be awarded to the best astronomy or physics project that demonstrates creativity, innovation and contributes to a greater public understanding of science.